Events/Projects

Upcoming Houston County MG Meetings & Workshops

The HCMGs have moved to on-line monthly meetings using Zoom. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at 5:30 PM. Invitations and a link to the meeting will be sent to all members by email.  By logging into the link provided, you may join the meetings. The site may be accessed 10 minutes prior to the meeting times. 

Currently, there are no in-person meetings or workshops set for this year.

Other Events

The Houston County Master Gardeners help grow gardens and gardeners through grants and mentoring. For 2020, two grants have been awarded, which are listed below:

Grow – La Crescent School Garden

The Grow project at the La Crescent School District utilizes their grant to involve students in planning, planting, maintaining, and harvesting vegetables for use in the school.

Upon its completion in 2020, the “Grow” project held a ribbon cutting ceremony. Here are some pictures from that event, along with some shots of the progress of the garden. Our thanks to Eagle Scout candidate, Nick, for building the infrastructure, as well as planting, and Houston County Master Gardener, Deb Zilmer, for assisting with planning, ordering materials, and planting. We also thank Susan Oddsen and Bonnie Martin for their efforts in securing this project for the school.

Grow - 2020

Project applicants, Susan Oddsen (center) and Bonnie Martin (right), accepting the grant from Jean Davy, HCMG Treasurer (left).

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ABC Works

ABC Crew - 2020

Front Row from left: Janessa W., Dennif F., Kara S. (ABC Works)
Back Row from left: Kathy R., Kyle T., (ABC Works), Mary Thompson (HCMG Chair, Jean Davy, HCMG Treasurer, and Katherine Schroeder (ABC Works Staff)

ABC Works is planning to install some container gardens for growing vegetables for their workers and staff.

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Annually, the Houston County Master Gardeners provide a spring workshop for the public. This year’s workshop was cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns, however, some of our previous program presentations are available on our Resources page.

 fb-art     Check out our Houston County MG Facebook Page for more information.

Check out the University of Minnesota Master Gardener Facebook Page. Click Here.

The Houston County Master Gardeners typically have their monthly meeting days on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 PM. Generally, we meet at the Houston County Justice Center in Caledonia, but occasionally the location is different, so be sure to check the dates and locations listed.

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